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. the suspect, 23-year-old paul ciancia, is still listed in critical condition at this hour. earlier, an attorney read a statement from his family in new jersey offering condolences to the victims and begging for privacy. >> paul is our son and brother. we will continue to love him and care for him. we will support him during the difficult times ahead. while we do not mean to minimize the grief and distress experienced by many other families, we hope that the public will understand that this is a very difficult time for our family, too. >> police say the gunman was specifically targeting the tsa, according to a note he had. working for the tsa seems like it's often a thankless task. much of the time you are an object of contempt for passengers as they watch you confiscate their toothpaste and if you blink too long, you risk letting something or someone dangerous through. but now, three days later, it's still unclear what the suspect's beef with tsa could have been. as stephanie elam reports. >> we were up in security at the time of the shooting and we heard the initial gun shots. >>
. the violence and panic inside one of america's busiest airports. and here he is. 23-year-old paul ciancia. he's accused of bringing an assault rifle and 100 rounds into los angeles international airport yesterday morning. >> there was chaos and confusion inside terminal three, as the suspect allegedly killed a tsa officer and shot two other people, before he was seriously wounded in a shoot-out with police. we have live team coverage this morning, starting with abc's cecilia vega, who has the very latest from l.a.x. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. a truly horrifying experience for passengers and workers here. but police say it could have been so much worse. they say the shooter had enough ammunition on him to shoot everyone in the terminal. overnight, the identity of that slain tsa officer revealed. he is 39-year-old gerardo hernandez. on the job since 2010. transferred recently to los angeles from montana. the first-ever tsa officer killed in the line of duty. >> it's shocking. very nice guy. i'm speechless. i'm shocked. >> reporter: and the shooter, the fbi releasi
, the family is telling police they didn't see any. they say they did not know that paul ciancia had a rifle. they say there was no history of mental illness. they say paul was back here over the summer for a wedding, and at that time, everything seemed relatively normal. i talked to a friend of his who said he doesn't remember any sort of radical thoughts or ideas, anything like that, hearing anything like that expressed. the family says the first sort of indication they got that something was wrong were these text messages that he started sending to his brother. >> basically the text message was to the little brother, and the way it was written, he had some concern about it, and that's when they brought it to our attention. >> reporter: yeah, those text messages were said to be angry, rambling, alarming, something that maybe indicated that paul ciancia might try to harm himself. when the family got those messages, they called the local police here, who then got on the phone with the lapd to say, look, go check it out, make sure he's okay. the lapd went to his apartment. they found his room
airport this morning is paul ciancia. we're not sure how to pronounce it yet. a 23-year-old man from new jersey who wrote a rant about killing transportation safety personnel. this is from the associated press. this crossed in the last few minutes. a law enforcement official tells the associate press the suspect in the los angeles airport shooting is a 23-year-old man from new jersey who wrote a rant about killing transportation security administration workers. law enforcement officials was briefed at l.a.x. on the investigation but not authorized to speak publicly. he was wearing fatigues and carried a bag in which there was a handwritten note saying he wanted to kill tsa and pigs. the official requested anonymity. again, the man's name is paul ciancia. a second law enforcement official confirmed the identity speaking on condition of a. anonymity. if you plan to fly to or around the west coast, call or click before you go. neil, back to you. >> we're fill following this health care crisis. is your info in trouble? according to health and human services internal investigation in june it
picture over night. paul ciancia, an l.a. resident, who authorities say opened fire with a high-power rifle, inside terminal three friday morning. >> we have an active shooting in terminal three. >> reporter: witnesses describe a chaotic scene, saying he started shooting right outside the security checkpoint, as police raced in, he made it all the way to the back of the terminal, near the departure gate. passengers ducked for cover. some even hid in a bathroom stall. officers had their guns drawn, yelling at passengers to drop to the floor. >> everybody on the floor. on the floor, now. >> reporter: and after people ran as fast as they could -- >> go, go. >> reporter: the panic and lockdown that followed blocked accidents from getting close, causing rescuers to run hundreds of yards to get the wounded to safety. when the shooter ran out of bullets in one, he allegedly grabbed another. >> i heard gunshots. a few weekends later, i saw him come up the elevator, and walk about ten feet away from me with his guns pointed. >> reporter: hernandez, a behavioral detection officer, trained
. >> so good to be here. >> the man charged with killing a tsa officer at l.a.x. paul you ciancia claims he acted alone. >> the procedures at the third largest airport inside terminal three at l.a.x. ben, good morning. >> reporter: margaret and charlie good morning. all nine terminals are back open this morning including terminal three where the shooting occurred. we're learning more about the shooter's motives and security here at l.a.x. >> tsa agents are wearing black bands in memory of hernandez, the first tsa employee killed in the line of duty flowers are placed yards from where the shooting took place. >> he had his gun trained down like this. he took two shots. >> reporter: scott greene was in the security line when paul ciancia started shooting at tsa agents. passengers ran out of the terminal as the shooter made his way toward the gate area. >> it didn't make sense to me. that guy had a gun. no one was there to stop him. police were outside. >> l.a.x. police shot the gun plan. the carpeting covered in blood has been replaced. $9.1 billion has been spent on se
angeles international airport, investigators say paul ciancia claims he acted alone. >> this morning the attack is raising questions about security and procedures at america's third largest airport, ben tracy is at lax. ben, good morning. >> reporter: margaret and charlie good morning. all nine terminals at lax are open this morning and security is tight and some passengers understandably on edge and we're also learning more about the shooter's motives and security here at the airport. tsa agents are wearing black bands on their badges in memory of hernandez, first employee killed in the line of duty. flowers have been placed in terminal three. >> he had his gun trained down like this and he took two shots. >> reporter: scott green was waiting in the security line with his family on friday when 23-year-old paul ciancia started shooting at tsa agents. passengers frantically ran out of the terminal as the shooter made his way toward the gate area. >> didn't make sense to me. i thought you know that guy had a gun and no one was there to stop him. the police were outside. >> reporter: la
motive. prompted by a warning by paul ciancia's family in new jersey, police went to the alleged l.a.g. gunman's apartment the morning of the shooting. his family frantically called police after text message after text message from ciancia warned something would happen. he left for l.a.x. 45 minutes earlier. meanwhile, one woman who knows this alleged gunman and his three room mates says he was plotting his crime days before the rampage. >> he asked one of the room mates if he could have a ride to the airport. >> why did he need a ride? >> he said he was going going back home, his dad was sick and he had to deal with family issues. >> did anyone see a ticket? >> no, he also didn't mention the day he had to leave. that morning, he doesn't knock, just opened the door and says i have to leave. take me now. >> did he ever express hatred toward the government or the tsa. >> all the nsa findings that came out this year, he was upset and he thought tsa abused their power. >> cnn has confirmed this photo making its rounds online is legitimate. it shows ciancia was not wearing any sort of s
rampage. >>> officers say paul ciancia told him he acted alone and a friend dropped him off at lax. >> the shooter fired at point blank range at officer hernandez. two others were wounded. >>> gary kubiak is in stable condition at a houston hospital after collapsing at halftime sunday night. >> did not have a heart attack but they're checking on everything. >>> the faa is investigating the collision of two planes over northern wisconsin carrying skydivers. they were able to jump free. >> we were just lucky this time. >>> egypt's former president mohamed morsi is on trial today. >> thewo terrifying days trapped between two buildings. >> how do we not hold the security guards who would probably be dead right now. >>> edward snowden's request for clemency getting a thumbs down from the white house. >>> a fireball burning through a montreal neighborhood. >> oh my god that is not cool. >>> passengers at an airport were shocked when a small alligator was found under an escalator. >>> from 55 away colts go to 6-2. >> seven touchdown passes for nick foles, that equals an
with two felonies. the gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia killed hernandez. two additional agents were wounded. joining me now from austin texas is the chairman of the house homeland committee michael mccaul. congressman, thank you for joining us. in the aftermath of this, the question i hear most often is -- >> thank you. >> -- why did he do this? do you know about that? i know you've been able to see some notes that he wrote. what do you think the motivation was here? >> i think mental illness, once again, kind of like the navy yard shooter that we saw. the suicide note that i read talks a lot about killing tsa agents, and if he said if i just kill one my mission is accomplished and unfortunately, he did do that the other day and the other thing he wanted to talk about is how easy it is to bring a gun into an airport and do something just like he did and my simple thoughs go out to the hernandez family and the other victims, this tragic day. he's the first tsa agent officer to be killed in the line of duty. >> congressman, it's our understanding that much of the literature he had on
rampage inside los angeles international airport on friday. the suspect, paul ciancia is hospitalized and in critical condition. he's been unresponsive because of his current medical condition, but investigators say they're still learning more about why he allegedly killed a tsa agent and wounded two others. miguel almaguer is live outside l.a.x. with the details on this. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: thomas, good morning. according to a federal criminal complaint, we do know more about the alleged shooter's motive. fbi investigators say that he left behind a one-page letter, what they call -- also has been called a manifesto in which he said he was specifically targeting tsa agents. it didn't matter whether they were black, white, brown or yellow. apparently that was written inside this manifesto. he seemed to target these individuals because they worked for the federal government and he had some problems with the federal government. we don't know specifically what was in that note. that is still part of the investigation. as for the suspect himself, as you mentioned, he was sho
-old paul ciancia is in critical condition after officers shot him several times. he was carrying five high capacity magazine, a bag of ammo and a handwritten letter explaining his rampage in what he called an effort to instill fear. >> there's a story that his father got a text message that scared him. he immediately called local police in new jersey who immediately called the lapd who immediately scrambled and went to his house. everybody did what everybody could do. unfortunately this was just a random terrible act of a guy that's talking about the new world order and a bunch of, unfortunately, bizarre conspiracy theorys. let's go to toronto. the "toronto star" tells us toronto's embattled mayor, rob ford and i've never seen a man smoke crack as fat as rob ford he said he won't step down despite a video allegedly showing him smoking crack cocaine. he admitted to being hammered at a street festival in august. he always says he plans to ride out the storm and run for mayor again. ford is also the chief of police to release the video so the city can judge for themselves if that's the truth.
: police say alleged gunman paul ciancia entered los angeles international airport's terminal three friday morning armed with an assault rifle and five magazines of ammunition. the fbi says it recovered a handwritten note on ciancia that made it clear he was out to kill multiple tsa officers. authorities say he shot tsa officer gerardo hernandez at point-blank range, sending passengers in the security screening area running for cover. investigators say then ciancia went up an escalator but after apparently spotting hernandez still moving on the floor, he doubled back to shoot him again, killing hernandez. >> there was a pause, and so i looked down the escalator and i saw the gunman, he had his gun trained on the guy on the wall there and he shot him twice. >> reporter: in the end, two more tsa officers and a traveler were hit. l.a.x. police shot ciancia several times in the face and neck. he's alive but in his condition, he remains unresponsive. earlier friday morning, ciancia sent his family in new jersey rambling text messages. a woman who says she knows him says ciancia said he was goin
.a.x. now charged with the murder of a federal officer. 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia could be facing the death penalty. he shot the agent at point-blank range before opening fire on the crowd and returning to shoot that officer again. at least six people, including the suspect were injured in that shooting. and the obama care website back up and running for now. healthcare.gov shutdown last night for what was called, quote, extended maintenance. the website has been plagued with problems since its launch on october 1st. meantime, embattled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will go before the senate finance committee next week to answer more questions. i'm jami colby and i'll be back at the top of the on hour for america's news headquarters. >>> it's hard to believe, but barbara walters is in her final season at "the view." first at nbc's "today show." then at abc, co-host of 2020 and countless special and a woman who has interviewed presidents and prime ministers and every celebrity on the planet just about. but i think i've detected a change in tone in her high
the front door with a rifle and five magazine clips and opened fire. 23-year-old paul ciancia walked inside the terminal with this assault rifle, plenty of ammo, a plan to kill and a note for police. >> in that note, he indicated his anger and his malice, i would say, toward the tsa officers. >> reporter: according to a federal criminal complaint, ciancia fired multiple rounds at point blank range at officer gerardo hernandez. investigators said ciancia proceeded up an escalator, but when hernandez appeared to move, he returned to shoot him again. police say he shoots tony grigsby and brian ludmer. once he was past security, police say he made his way down the long corridor. according to some reports, he went up to witnesses and said tsa. they shook their heads no and he kept going. ciancia was seen shooting several times. we now know ciancia lived in los angeles for over a year. law enforcement sources tell nbc news he legally purchased two gun from a target range not far from his home. in a moment, ciancia lashes out at the tsa saying his constitutional rights were violated and a mention
-old suspect. >> we're not learning much about what it is that got paul anthony ciancia interested in the radical right wing views expressed in the one page letter that authorities say he was carrying with him when he fired shots inside the airport. strong anti-government views attacking the tsa, saying that if tsa is going to treat all americans as potential terrorists, then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. initial checks on the computer haven't turned up anything that would indicate what it was that got him attracted to that view in the first place. as for the weapon he took in, he did purchase it legally but they are still trying to figure out where he got the high capacity 30-round magazines he had five with him when he came into the airport. he's still in critical condition in the hospital, not talking. he was shot in the face. it makes it difficult for him to talk, although officials say it does not appear he has any kind of brain injury, so it's the ability to speak, ability to form words that's the problem here, not the cognitive process. but it's not clear how long i
at terminal three where the suspect allegedly walked through those front doors. police say 23-year-old paul ciancia pulled out that rifle and targeted tsa agents. the first person he targeted was gerrardo hernandez. he was shot several times. when the suspect saw hernandez moving, the suspect walked back down the escalator, shot hernandez again, fatally wounding him. his wife spoke yesterday. here's what she had to say. >> we are all heartbroken and will miss him deerly. he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty for the american public and for president tsa mission. >> reporter: after hernandez was killed, the gunfire certainly was not -- the suspect went back up that escalator, shot two more tsa apgents who were both woundd and also shot a local high school teacher. those three men were wounded. the suspect then moved beyond security, about 100 yards into the terminal, where he was confronted by police. he himself was shot multiple times, inclouding once in the head, it's been reported. he's been unresponsive medically. he should be charged with a federal murder cha
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